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Givenchy Pre-Fall SS12: Sleek Equestrian

Jan 19, 2012 By Lauren Valenti

Givenchy Pre Fall 2012

As the pre-fall collections are being released, fashion lovers around the world are buzzing about the new and exciting looks from their favorite fashion houses. Parisian house extraordinaire, Givenchy, released one of the most uncharacteristic and intriguing of the pre-fall assemblages. A complete contrast from their shimmering, ruffled Spring/ Summer 2012 collection, the masterminds at Givenchy have gone back to basics with a sleek and unassuming looks that reference equestrian influences. The line includes many wearable mix and match separates. Geometric, boxy tops are paired with short shorts and skirts. Chic daywear jackets, coats, and trousers have more of a menswear inspired feel than previous Givenchy fashions. This collection harkens of Acne or Celine type garments where clean lines, flawless tailoring, and unique cuts reign supreme over frills and embellishments.

Givenchy Pre Fall 12

Of course, more of the equestrian influence of the collection can be noted in the rounded helmet-like hats that complete the look on many of the models. The color palette is one that is seen in several of the other pre-fall collections and seems to be an homage to 70s Technicolor oranges, warm browns and army green. Despite the occasional flash of orange, neutrals seem to be the name of the game for fall, according to Givenchy. The collection adopts a more ladylike feel as it progresses, with more hints of color in a bright print on several pieces and the revelation of numerous striking dresses and party worthy skirts and tops. The footwear is an extraordinarily distinctive aspect of the collection. Most models don cylindrical, chunky looking boots that finish the looks with an edgy flair. These boots will most certainly be a coveted item for fall as they are not to be ignored and the pointed toe adds just the right amount of refinement, befitting only of Givenchy.

View more looks from the Givenchy Pre-Fall S/S 2012, modeled by Joan Smalls, in our gallery below!

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  • Jpwalkerosa

    I am an equestrian and it is about time these designers borrowed from us. It in turn causes our riding gear to be much more fashionable. I always dress to go to the barn or a show, and guess what, it causes the other women to also up their game! Its fun to see it take off and also all the compliments you get. That stuff washes just like everything else we wear. You should design some hot equestrian wear for us to wear. Its not that big of a deal….really.

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